Bitsy Kemper, our own fearless leader, has a nonfiction book for teens coming out this Spring. The title will be published by ReferencePoint Press and will be part of their teen mental health series.
In addition, she’s also secured a contract for two more books with ReferencePoint, both dealing with career exploration. Those titles will be published Fall of 2017.
Bitsy credits landing the contracts on lots of digging and extensive research into the current titles of work-for-hire publishers. Figuring out how her writing style and experience might fit their needs, followed by customized query letters, resume, and writing samples for every publisher came next.
Way to go, Bitsy!
Bitsy is the proud author of 14 children’s books. She spent too much of her early career in the computer industry being interviewed in places like CNN and co-writing a nationally-syndicated newspaper column, not realizing the creative passion she’d have once she started writing children’s books. After authoring her first four picture books, she figured out a way to merge her PR and marketing expertise with her writing. When not nose down and knee deep creating & editing, she enjoys presenting at schools, events, and writers conferences, starring in videos for newbie picture book writers, and helping other writers get attention. Bitsy is an accomplished speaker, mother of three (four if you count her husband), and according to her business card, a really nice gal.
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